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Primary Instrument: Composer/conductor

Born: October 3, 1936    

From his early taped-speech pieces It’s Gonna Rain (1965) and Come Out (1966) to his and video artist Beryl Korot’s digital video opera Three Tales (2002), Steve Reich’s path has embraced not only aspects of Western Classical music, but the structures, harmonies, and rhythms of non-Western and American vernacular music, particularly jazz.

Born in New York and raised there and in California, Mr. Reich graduated with honors in philosophy from Cornell University in 1957. For the next two years, he studied composition with Hall Overton, and from 1958 to 1961 he studied at The Juilliard School of Music with William Bergsma and Vincent Persichetti. Mr. Reich received his MA in Music from Mills College in 1963, where he worked with Luciano Berio and Darius Milhaud....
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    Daniel Variations

    Nonesuch Records
    2008
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    Steve Reich: Phases: A Nonesuch Retrospective

    Nonesuch Records
    2006
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    You Are (Variations)

    Nonesuch Records
    2005
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    Electric Counterpoint

    hat ART
    1994
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    Music For Mallet Instruments

    hat ART
    1990
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